Car Hire from Tamworth Airport
Tamworth Airport is located in the New South Wales region of Australia. It’s an inland place, with an abundance of nature spots, historical rural towns and some great food and wine. Hiring a car from Tamworth Airport is a great way to get around; roads around the region offer some incredible scenery and are usually fairly free from traffic. With your own set of wheels you can discover the Tamworth region at your own pace and get off the beaten track.
Where to hire a car at Tamworth Airport
Tamworth Airport is small with just one terminal so car hire desks are easy to locate in the terminal building. Avis, Thrifty, Budget and Hertz all operate from the airport.
Petrol Stations near Tamworth Airport
Drivers will find a choice of petrol stations in Tamworth city centre. The closest is a Caltex garage located on the B56, around five minutes’ drive from the airport.
Driving around Tamworth Airport
The B56 road provides a route to and from the airport. This road runs east towards Tamworth city centre and on to Port Macquarie on the eastern coast. Westbound it travels Gunnedah and Rocky Glen. There are also easy connections from Tamworth to the B95 heading north to Bingara and the A15, which travels south to Muswellbrook and Newcastle.
The road network around Tamworth and throughout New South Wales is well-maintained and signposted, and has a number of established road trip routes. Congestion is minimal in small towns and cities like Tamworth.
Getting to your destination
When you hire a car from Tamworth Airport, you’ll find a range of great destinations within easy reach. Here are a few of them:
Tamworth is a small but vibrant city. It’s known as Australia’s country music capital and holds a country music festival every January. The city is also a great destination for foodies. Either at its annual food festival or in restaurants and bars throughout the rest of the year, visitors can enjoy excellent, locally produced food and wine.
It takes around 15 minutes to drive from Tamworth Airport to Tamworth city centre. Drivers should turn right onto the B56 from the airport and follow this road all the way into town. Tamworth is a small city with a grid based road network making it easy to navigate. There is plenty of street parking available around the city. It’s either very cheap or free although you may find some time restrictions on more centrally located spaces. Parking restrictions don’t apply in the evenings, on Saturday afternoons and all day on Sundays.
Lake Keepit is a popular nature retreat for locals from the nearby city of Tamworth and the town of Gunnedah. Famous for its fishing opportunities, the lake boasts a wealth of activities and camping facilities too. Visitors can go boating, sailing, water skiing or cycling and there’s also a water park and tennis courts whilst the resident soaring club gives more adventurous visitors the chance to try their hand at gliding.
Lake Keepit is around 45 minutes’ drive from Tamworth Airport, taking the B56 northwest. The lake is a well-established visitor attraction and there are plenty of parking options available.
Gunnedah town is the self-proclaimed koala capital of the world. It’s a bustling, historic town with a large wild koala population. There’s lots of impressive old architecture throughout the town, a number of museums and outdoor activities along the banks of the Namoi River.
Gunnedah is around 50 minutes’ drive from Tamworth Airport, taking the B56 northeast. The small town is laid out over a rough grid system and it’s easy to find your way around, either in the car or on foot.